Kachapuri (Georgian cheese bread). The ultimate cheesy bread you could ever imagine! This classic bread features a crispy crust stuffed with cheese and egg cooked to your liking. Dip bread in warm ooey gooey cheesy mixture for maximum indulgence. Truly spectacular!
Bread is undoubtedly a popular choice when it comes to everyday meals, but on the other side, making the homemade version also has a reputation for being too tricky. However, there are several classic breads that you can easily make at home with zero knowledge in kneading and baking.
One among them is this kachapuri or Georgian style bread featuring a cheese loaded indulgent carb goodness with a stuffed cheese crust. Topped with an egg, it’s one of the most creative ways to make humble bread. These traditional kachapuris are not always cheese filled and they come in different forms. The boat shaped bread is originally from the south-western province of Georgia and is super popular around the world.
The recipe for this Georgian cheese bread starts with preparing the dough. Although plain or all-purpose flour works well in this recipe, I highly recommend using 00 flour or bread flour. As you know, 00 flour is my favorite to make pizza base, so I chose it for this bread recipe as well.
The dough preparation is very similar to classic bread. The best part is you don’t need any special equipment to make this special bread. All you need to mix warm water, milk, sugar and yeast in a bowl, and stir in the flour when you see bubbles appearing on the surface. You’ll get a very sticky dough which is then transferred to a floured surface. Knead this with more flour to make soft dough.
Next up, make the filling with Monterey Jack cheese, mozzarella and feta in 1:1:2 proportion. I have also added in some chopped parsley leaves for extra flavor.
Now, divide the dough into two equal parts. Place the cheese filling on both sides and roll up to make boat shaped kachapuri. Fill with more cheese and bake. Top with egg and bake again.
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